8 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

8 days in Guadeloupe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Guadeloupe visit planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Drive to Iles des Saintes
Iles des Saintes
— 1 day
Ferry to Trois-Rivieres, Drive to Bouillante
— 2 nights
Saint Francois
— 4 nights
Drive to Pointe-à-Pitre Le Raizet, Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark


Iles des Saintes

— 1 day

Les Saintes

Iles des Saintes, a small archipelago of eight islands, remains largely unblemished by touristic developments, offering instead a serene and natural introduction to island life.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Fort Napoleon, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pompierre, and then head off the coast to Petite Terre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Iles des Saintes itinerary planning app.

Newark, USA to Iles des Saintes is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Iles des Saintes, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Newark in November, with highs in Iles des Saintes at 88°F and lows at 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bouillante.

Things to do in Iles des Saintes

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip


— 2 nights
Bouillante is a commune in the French overseas region and department of Guadeloupe, in the Lesser Antilles.HistoryBouillante was founded about 1635 with the arrival of some of Guadeloupe's first colonists. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Plage de la Perle, and then view the masterpieces at Reve de Sable. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Roches gravees de la riviere du Plessis, contemplate the long history of Domaine de l'Habitation la Griveliere, then look for gifts at Cap Créole, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Leroux.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bouillante trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Iles des Saintes to Bouillante in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and bus. In November, daytime highs in Bouillante are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint Francois.

Things to do in Bouillante

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Saint Francois

— 4 nights
A modern seaside resort town, Saint Francois attracts visitors with its well-preserved landscape and coastline, along with its large number of luxury hotels.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Anne Beach and Anse du Souffleur. Pointe des Chateaux and Kreol West Indies are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Saint Francois' surroundings by going to Ilet du Gosier (in Le Gosier) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Port-Louis). There's more to do: look for gifts at David Vanille et Epices - Mamie Christiane.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Saint Francois sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Bouillante to Saint Francois in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Saint Francois, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Francois

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guadeloupe travel guide

Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens
Butterfly Island
Experience a lively mixture of French and Afro-Caribbean culture on your Guadeloupe vacation. The archipelago consists of two main islands connected by bridges spanning a mangrove swamp, and a number of smaller islands to the south. The island of Grande Terre is mostly flat and arid, offering numerous scenic beaches and lively small towns, while Basse Terre features verdant jungles and mountainous terrain, crowned by a tall volcano. On a tour of Guadeloupe, you can enjoy a variety of beach activities, partake in hiking through a national park, and bask in the vibrant atmosphere of charming towns and villages.